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29 minutes ago, samtam said:

I had to have a second root canal on the same tooth, (the second canal). The filled canal was with metal, (about 10 years ago). Anyway, whole procedure, removal, cleaning, new filler plus new crown about THB50k...at the Dental Hospital.

I would've had it pulled.

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It seems many hospitals now want to look like 5 star hotels. And that's what they charge.

My dentist, who I see in her clinic, used to work in BNH. Recently she told me what I did in her clinic would have cost in the hospital about 3000B. And she, the doctor doing the work, would receive about 500B from that money. That's why she does not work in the hospital anymore.

It seems many doctors (dental and others) work sometimes in one or more hospitals and also in their own private clinic. You can get the same doctor for huge price differences depending on where you go.

If you want a recommendation about a good and reasonably priced dentist in Bangkok send me a PM.

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"In their favour, the place seems very professional and very skilled, so I would be confident that they would do a good job and could handle any complications."

 

Well that all that matters then isn't it?

 

If you are having a wisdom tooth removed and you are put under general anesthetic you will need a qualified anesthetist in attendance plus nurse and dentist. 

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It could range anywhere from 1000-1500 baht depending on the amount of work involved. 

4000 sounds rather high and 500 maybe in a shop front with no practitioners licence ....  lol 

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Extraction of impacted wisdom tooth is altogether different from a routine extraction. And price differences may reflect different levels/types of anesthesia so be sure to ask about that as you might otherwise be comparing apples and oranges. You won't get knocked out except at a hospital and that is IMO worth paying more for.

 

That said, 4000 for a filling alone is unusual and I question it. Specifically:

- were there no Xrays done first, that would acocunt for part of the cost?

-no cleaning done at same time (ditto)

-was this a composite filling or amalgm? Composite fillings do cost more and easily 2000 if a large one.

 

If it was Xrays, cleaning and composite filling then 4000 would make sense. Possibly even just Xray and composite alone, given the inevitable hospital charge which is part of every bill.

 

But not 4000 for the filling alone. That can't be right.

 

It would help if you could post a pix of the bill (block out your name first)

 

 

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17 minutes ago, Sheryl said:

It would help if you could post a pix of the bill (block out your name first)

1 periapical film - 150

doctor fee periapical film - 50

filling - 1313

doctor filling fee - 2187

medical equipments - 350

 

I did have an x-ray and the filling was actually a repair to an existing filling (composite/white) , it took him about 10 minutes. I didnt ask for an x-ray but it was done before I even realised. That being said, the x-ray appears to have cost me 200.

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27 minutes ago, Adam219 said:

1 periapical film - 150

doctor fee periapical film - 50

filling - 1313

doctor filling fee - 2187

medical equipments - 350

 

I did have an x-ray and the filling was actually a repair to an existing filling (composite/white) , it took him about 10 minutes. I didnt ask for an x-ray but it was done before I even realised. That being said, the x-ray appears to have cost me 200.

 

That is high. The Dental Hospital, which is what I always use and is far from low end in price, runs only about 1500 - 2500 for a composite filling with no seperate charge for the dentist.

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3 hours ago, owl sees all said:

Me too.

 

Don't pay these people. Self help is best.

 

pull tooth.png

Put that one under your pillow, you might just make a profit, unlike the other people here. 

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